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Values: Fair Trade

We're a grocery store dedicated to carrying as much local food as possible. But we also plan to be a full-service grocery store that carries coffee, chocolate, olive oil, wine, and more from the Global South. 

So how do we ensure our values align when we stock from further away?

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Store Department: Meat & Seafood

Chicago Market's meat & seafood department will have delicious local offerings that are ethical and sustainable. Our GM Dan Arnett walks you through it in this short video.

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Store Department: Wellness

We've been asked, "What are the plans for Chicago Market's wellness department?"

So we interviewed our General Manager, Dan Arnett, to get answers.

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Store Department: Produce

Your favorite produce department is coming, with healthy, local foods accessible to all! Our GM Dan Arnett walks you through it in this short video. 

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Heirloom Story: Spence Farm's Iroquois White Corn

Chicago Market deeply values our region's amazing farmers. They steward soil, water, and air for all of us. And, as we learn in this guest blog post from farmer Marty Travis of Spence Farm, they are also preserving flavor, crop diversity, and history through tenacious care for heirloom crops.

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Heirloom Story: Spence Farm's Kickapoo Beans

Chicago Market deeply values our region's amazing farmers. They steward soil, water, and air for all of us. And, as we learn in this guest blog post from farmer Marty Travis of Spence Farm, they are also preserving flavor, crop diversity, and history through tenacious care for heirloom crops.

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What is Regenerative Agriculture?

Chicago Market General Manager Dan Arnett sits down with Marty Travis of Down at the Farms to get his take on the question, "What is regenerative agriculture?"

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5 Reasons to Join a Grocery Co-op

Are you tired of the traditional grocery shopping experience? Looking for a way to support local farmers and businesses while also enjoying fresh and organic produce? If you're a Chicago resident searching for a change, joining a grocery co-op might be the answer you've been looking for. Let’s explore five compelling reasons why joining a grocery co-op — Chicago Market, in fact — can benefit you, your community, and the environment!

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Climate Solution: Regenerative Agriculture

Chicago Market Owners are not sitting on the sidelines. They are active participants seeking solutions for climate change, sustainability, food system development, and more. We asked Meghann Beer, Owner #176, to tell us about her recent Terra.do course experience:

In 2005 I attended my first climate protest, planted my first veggie garden, and joined my first food co-op. I had recently returned from working with farmers in Kenya who were already being impacted by changing rain patterns. Unfortunately, since then we have seen the climate crisis continue to intensify with too little action.

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Rick and Candace's Wacky Adventures Connecting to Their Food Sources

Our Owner and Uptown Farmers Market photographer Rick Baer and his wife Candace visited one of our market farms recently. Here's his report back from Andrew's Heirlooms, along with some beautiful photos in the slider above.

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